Dundee United were shocked by East Fife in League Cup action recently, suffering a 2-0 defeat to the Bayview club.
It was a bad result for United, especially since they hadn’t lost to East Fife for 47 years prior to their Tannadice shock.
There weren’t many positives to take from the night. One could be found though over In Inverness. Young midfielder Declan Glass turned in a terrific performance for his newly adopted side Cove Rangers.
Glass joined Paul Hartley’s side on loan from the Tangerines recently. He will be with them until the turn of the year.
He made his debut against Inverness and performed superbly.
Glass will be a senior member of the Dundee United squad soon
Aged just 19, Glass didn’t look out of place going up against Inverness. He pretty much controlled the midfield for the majority of the match.
The United loanee was winning the ball with ease in the middle and started many Cove attacks. Glass grabbed an assist in the first half, making an excellent run down the left hand side.
He put an equally brilliant cross which was put away by Mitch Megginson.
Glass doubled his assist tally two minutes after the restart, finding space again on the left. His cross found Megginson once more and Cove had the lead.
The only regret he’ll have is he could have made it 3-1 before the hour. The 19-year-old broke through on goal but couldn’t finish. Hartley’s side eventually went down 3-2 but they were arguably the better team until Megginson was sent off.
Overall Glass will have impressed his parent club. He was the best player out on the park in the Highlands.
When he returns to Tannadice in 2020, and if he continues to play like he did against Inverness, Glass should be targeting Neilson’s first-team.